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August 3, 2012
President Obama is expected to soon sign a bill that will reinstate the higher VA loan limits and will make the VA ARM programs permanent.
August 2, 2012
The bipartisan legislation is designed to counter an erroneous Department of Housing and Urban Development interpretive rule that reversed decades of common understanding of RESPA.
August 2, 2012
To help fuel Nashville’s public transit discussion, the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® (GNAR) was recently awarded a $10,000 Smart Growth Grant from the National Association of Realtors® to help fund the Transit Citizen Leadership Academy.
Topics: Smart Growth
August 2, 2012
The significant impact that smart growth can have on commercial property demand and values is often overlooked by many commercial practitioners. The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS’® Community Growth Committee set out to create a common approach to examining the benefits of higher density mixed-use and transit-oriented development (TOD).
Topics: Smart Growth
August 2, 2012
Demand for walkable neighborhoods is strong among both young people and those of retirement age. Jane Finger, 68, shares her success story of finding a walkable community for her retirement years.
Topics: Smart Growth
August 2, 2012
Today’s suburbs aren’t what they used to be. And they’re only just beginning to show signs of what they will be tomorrow. This article examines four examples, at four different scales, of efforts to retrofit suburban-style, automobile-oriented places to accommodate a wider range of ages and incomes.
Topics: Smart Growth
August 2, 2012
Challenge Detroit, Live Downtown, and Geek Move are just a few of the placemaking programs across the nation that are hoping to lure entrepreneurs and creative types back to urban areas with jobs and financial incentives.
August 2, 2012
Today, many suburbs are even more attractive to people with kids — or at least more affordable — because that’s where home prices fell hardest during the housing crash.
Topics: Smart Growth
August 2, 2012
With drastically different views of transportation from those of the generations that came before them, millennials are transforming communities and the developments that shape them. The still-unanswered question is whether that’s a short-term or a permanent transformation.
August 2, 2012
Without accessible and safe travel options, seniors face isolation and a reduced quality of life. Moreover, seniors who can’t drive make fewer trips to their doctors and to see friends and family than their motoring counterparts.
Topics: Smart Growth

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